The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.
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Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5.
You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow. view slideshow
Assuming I have a vote, I will select California Chrome as Horse of the Year on my Eclipse Award ballot. read blog
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reason for the decision to take no action following the race.
Here is your chance to choose the top race of 2014. The BloodHorse.com staff had a tough time narrowing down this year's poll to just 15 races, but here they are and now it is time for you to select the best race.
This year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) had it all: a close finish, a thrilling run through the stretch, and a lingering controversy. read blog
Lenny Shulman sits down for a fun interview with Ken Ramsey. Lenny also talks about racing this year's stand outs next year; including Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, Hopportunity, and Honor Code. watch video
Thirty years after winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, Wild Again is still relevant, counting high-profile runners Bayern, Just a Way, Fed Biz, and Vicar's in Trouble among his headlining descendants in 2014.
Following the controversial non-call in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the California Horse Racing Board appears ready to change the rule that led to the decision. But it may take awhile.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern and Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) victor Constitution headline 20 horses nominated to the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
With his victory in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Bayern moved into a tie for sixth on the Longines World's Best Race Horse Rankings.
After such a close Breeders' Cup Classic finish, one can only wonder if the outcome would have been different if California Chrome had not raced three wide through both turns. read blog
Lenny discusses the stewards' decision in the BC Classic, new seating at Churchill Downs, and follows up with Breeders' Cup star trainer Chad Brown. watch video
Steve Haskin makes a case for awarding Horse of the Year to Bayern. read blog
The wide-open race for Horse of the Year should make the 2015 annual Eclipse Awards dinner an intriguing event.
But when you really think about it, all the uproar over the incident is not about Bayern's interference. It's about who he interfered with. read blog
- By Frank Angst
Frank Angst examines possible solutions to challenges with determining fouls. read blog
Better calls overall will be made if stewards have discretion. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
Baffert again found himself pleading with higher sources to spare him the pain of defeat when it became apparent Bayern was going to have to dig in like he's never dug in before to hold off the challenges. read blog
Syndicated sports show host Jim Rome, whose Jungle Racing owns part of Shared Belief, said he has moved on from the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) but is frustrated by the stewards' decision.
Relive Bayern's victory in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic. See where your favorite horse was at six crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. view slideshow
Kaleen Shah's Bayern came out of his controversial win in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in good order, trainer Bob Baffert said Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.
The Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland mixed sales, which run Nov. 3-14 in Kentucky and feature some standout horses and Breeders' Cup-related catalog updates, should maintain market stability, officials say.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Bob Baffert reflects on Bayern's win in the Breeders' Cup Classic Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Ron Mitchell highlights the Breeders' Cup Classic break, Bob Baffert, Horse of the Year discussion, California Chrome, Shared Belief, and a big $1.6 million pick 6 carryover from Saturday. watch video
Relive day 2 of the Breeders' Cup Saturday card from exciting new views. view slideshow
Comments from the connections of 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern, including trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia. Watch Video
- By Tom LaMarra
Tom LaMarra brings you the Breeders' Cup Saturday news wrap for Nov. 1, 2014. watch video
Bayern mugged Shared Belief shortly after the start of the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and got away with it, outlasting Toast of New York and California Chrome in a thrilling stretch duel Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.
Images from the days leading up to the 2014 Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Timeform US Breeders' Cup Preview: Will Shared Belief Remain Undefeated? read blog
In Bayern and Moreno, we have two dangerous weapons, which individually would be deadly for everyone else in the Breeders' Cup Classic field. read blog
It is time for the questions to be answered, as 14 horses, seven of them 3-year-olds, will contest the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, with Horse of the Year up for grabs.
There are so many different aspects to this year's Breeders' Cup Classic and so many little tidbits surrounding the participants, it is time to share some of them. read blog
- By Claire Novak
Get up close to key Breeders' Cup Classic contender Bayern before his Oct. 26, 2014 Santa Anita work. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak updates us on California Chrome's arrival, Majestic Harbor, Tapiture, Untapable, Bob Baffert's reaction to the works of Bayern and American Pharoah, and Capo Bastone being out of the Breeders' Cup. watch video
Has the Breeders' Cup Classic got you stumped? Are you clueless as to who is going to like the track, like the distance, not mind the traveling, draw a bad post? Do you know how good Shared Belief really is? read blog
One day after nearly two dozen Breeders' Cup World Championships pre-entrants worked at Santa Anita Park, the Oct. 26 work tab was much smaller, with a handful of horses going through their final preps.
Trainer Bob Baffert indicated he liked what he saw from Bayern and American Pharoah after they both worked five furlongs Oct. 26 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Classic outcome most likely will be determined by what transpires on the front end, as we have two, possibly three, horses all trying to prove who is the fastest of the fast.
The Breeders' Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
A wide-open field of 15 has been pre-entered is this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), headed by a powerful 3-year-old group.
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses his Breeders' Cup hopefuls, including the speedy Bayern, with Ron Mitchell of The Blood-Horse. Bob expands on the meaning of the event for owners and also gives us an update on Hoppertunity. Listen Now
A pair of top 3-year-olds working toward Breeders' Cup starts delivered workouts on opposite sides of the country Monday, Oct. 13, as classic winner Tonalist and grade I winner Bayern completed Columbus Day workouts.
With the once-powerful older horse division now all but depleted, the spotlight in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) shines on the 3-year-olds, who should be as dominant at the mutuel windows as they look to be on the track.
A California Chrome victory in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would follow one of the more unique preparation schedules of a winner in the race's history. read blog
Dual classic winner California Chrome came out of his unplaced finish in the Sept. 20 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) in good order and is on course for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Parx, Delaware Park, Churchill, Australia, Belmont, Charles Town, Woodbine & More. view slideshow
|Owner||Kaleem Shah, Inc.|
|Bayern View Five-Cross Pedigree||Offlee Wild||Wild Again|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Ed Savant||Eddie Woods, agent||$320,000|
|Take Charge Brandi|
|Glinda the Good|